This is one of the cheaper motels in Gainesville, but a cut above in quality and service. I think the fact that it was recently a Fairfield Inn meant that it had better quality construction and furniture than the average budget motel. While most of the rooms are small, just barely big enough for a king bed but not big enough for two double beds, that king bed is very comfortable. The sheets could have been softer and the pillows more supportive, but they were okay. There was a good size refrigerator, a decent flat screen TV with a good selection of channels, and a bath/shower with a powerful showerhead. There was a decent size desk and comfortable desk chair, as well as a so-so sitting chair. There's just barely enough room for all of this. It was difficult to find space for setting up the luggage rack.
The free breakfast buffet included make your own waffles as well as a pan of scrambled eggs and sausage patties. There were pastries, fruit, yogurt, cereal, and beverages. Basic but satisfactory. There was a small sitting area in the lobby, free newspapers, and a computer for guests. The staff was friendly and helpful, very professional for a budget motel. For the price, I think this is the best motel in Gainesville.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Fairfield Inn by Marriott Gainesville Fl is under renovation from September 19, 2008 through November 30, 2008. The hotel's interior and exterior will be painted and brightened. Details of the reinvestment include the following: 32" LCD Televisions, Micro-fridge units (Executive Level Rooms, Energy-saving Heating and Air Conditioning Units). Exterior improvements include: ADA Hydro lift in pool area, Upgraded landscaping, and Fresh paint. Public space and building interior upgrades include: Auto Sliding Entrance Doors, Upgraded fitness equipment, Fresh paint. Additionally, eco-friendly materials and energy saving appliances will be heavily utilized during the property improvement. Recently enrolled in Florida's Green Lodging Program the Fairfield Inn promptly implemented a re-use and recycle program. The hotel will remain open during the improvements and guests will still experience the service and hospitality they have come to expect from Fairfield Inn by Marriott. The renovations are expected to be completed by November 2008. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fairfield Inn By Marriott, Gainesville Hotel Gainesville
- Fairfield Inn Gainesville
- Fairfield Gainesville
- Gainesville Fairfield Inn